Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:45

ICT Ministry opposes Line censorship

BANGKOK, Aug 14 – Thailand's Information and Communication Technology Ministry (ICT) has objected to an attempt by a police agency to interfere in the public's use of Line, a highly popular world communication application.

BANGKOK, Aug 14 – Well-known international figures will participate in Thailand's government-sponsored forum to exchange views on democracy, an activity unrelated to the the country’s political reform, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

BANGKOK, Aug 13 - Thailand has prepared replies to the five-point demand made earlier by a militant group but the next round of peace talks, earlier scheduled for August 18 will be postponed indefinitely, the chief of Thailand's National Security Council said today.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:24

Malaria alert along Thai-Myanmar border

BANGKOK, AUG 13 – Health officials on the Thai-Myanmar border have been instructed to be on alert for the possible spread of malaria particularly at worksites where labour from the neighbouring countries are employed, according to the Public Health Ministry.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:19

Heavy rain causes flood in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI, Aug 13 -- Heavy rain has increased the water level in Huai Khao and Huai Jo and overflowed to flood the residential and the agriculture areas in Chiang Mai's San Sai district.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:13

Four kidnapped Thais safe in Nigeria

BANGKOK, Aug 13 – One of the four Thais kidnapped in Nigeria has contacted his employer to inform that they all were safe, but Nigerian police were awaiting the abductors’ demand, the Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman said today.

BANGKOK, Aug 12 -- Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said today that the Thai authorities were working and coordinating with agencies concerned to free the four Thais kidnapped in Nigeria.

BANGKOK, Aug 12 – Thailand Post Company Limited is penetrating the E-commerce sector targeting to generate an additional Bt5 billion revenue annually, according to president Anusra Chittmittrapap.

BANGKOK, Aug 12 – Thailand’s excise tax collection was only Bt31.76 billion in July, Bt1.679 billion below the target of Bt33.44 billion, it was reported.

Somchai Poolsavasdi, director general of the Excise Department, said sales of beer and alcoholic beverages were normally low in July which coincides with the Buddhist Lent. Most Buddhists refrain from drinking alcohol during the holy season.

NAKHON SAWAN, Aug 12 – Seven million tonnes of paddy will be sold to the government under the rice pledging scheme in the current harvest season ending September 15, according to deputy commerce minister Yanyong Phuangrach.

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